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The Introduction (I Should Probably Give. . .)
I love visiting blogs, where the writer shares their lives. I have seen on, at least, one blog – where the gal will write in – with specific things in mind. So, I thought I would give it a try. I am calling it, impact. This is the name of this part of my blog, for one simple reason.
Many things impact our lives, which lead us to impact others by what we say and do.
Our goal in life, ought to be Jesus. Let’s run to Jesus and the abundant life He wants to give us, shall we?
The Questions –
Feeling – It has been a trying week, but I am seeing God’s handiwork. I am pretty joyful (overall, not without my sorrow-filled moments), considering standing brings out debilitating symptoms (and sometimes a little too close to blacking out).
Actually, I have even woken up many times with specific praise songs laid upon my heart. The Holy Spirit has caused my spirit to start singing the lyrics to specific songs, throughout the day (or during the night). For me, it shows I am pursuing Christ (and He is working in my heart)- even in the middle of my storm. Humming songs in silence isn’t my common practice, but it shows God’s working and causing my faith to become stronger.
Studying – I have been studying Psalms 98 and Luke 19:37-40. This is such a powerful set of Scriptures to get our hands on. God is doing incredible, out-of-this-world, things in our lives, and we need to praise Him. We need to break out our musical instruments and voices, to sing our hearts out with an abundance of joy – that God gives to us.
- Zip It: The Keep It Shut 40-Day Challenge by Karen Ehman. This is the follow-up to her book, Keep It Shut.
- The Privilege of Worship by Steward Holloway
Listening To – Last few weeks, I have been enjoying “Everything” by Lifehouse (Find the “Everything” skit on YouTube, if you get a chance). Then, there is the whole “Party Like a Princess” by Jamie Grace. That one I am really enjoying celebrating too.
Celebrating – Today, I am celebrating who God is. God is providing me with the encouragement, strength, and ministering that I need. Even while I face health struggles, God is my Constant and shows me that He is the One fighting for me! (Exodus 14:14; Job 1:6-12, 2:1-7; Romans 8:31).
Loving – These days, I am loving silence. While I enjoy entertainment in form of iTunes, Netflix, and movies, I love the option of shutting it off to read a book or just talk with the Lord. I am learning to be okay with silence (even crave it). Silence helps me draw nearer to the Lord and feel His presence.
Silence ushers me into God’s Presence, through the Holy Spirit.
Which reminds me that… I am whole, completely full, and lacking nothing.
So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority (Col. 2:10, NLT).
The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing (Ps. 23:1, NIV).
Praying – Right now, I am praying for my family and our needs to be met. I am praying for God to work a miracle on our behalf.
Holding Onto – Knowing God is fighting for me (see 1 Peter 1:5).
Through faith, God’s power is standing watch, protecting you (1 Peter 1:5a; VOICE).
Other Scriptures – Psalm 23; 2 Corinthians 10-13